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Italian textile machinery workshops in Hangzou and Wuxi

The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) and the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) will hold two technical workshops on Italian textile machinery for the production of technical textiles and nonwovens in China. The events will take place in Hangzou (24 February, 2009) and in Wuxi (26 February, 2009). Approximately ten Italian manufacturers of machinery for technical textiles and nonwovens will introduce their updated technologies,

8th November 2008

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan

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The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) and the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) will hold two technical workshops on Italian textile machinery for the production of technical textiles and nonwovens in China. The events will take place in Hangzou (24 February, 2009) and in Wuxi (26 February, 2009).

Approximately ten Italian manufacturers of machinery for technical textiles and nonwovens will introduce their updated technologies, as well as exchanging views and ideas on technology and holding trade talks with local textile operators.

China is a leading market for the Italian companies involved in the production of textile machinery. In 2007 Italian sales in Chinese market totalled a value of Euro 360 million, and in the first quarter of 2008 exports reached Euro 173 million. The most requested Italian machines were for spinning (34% of the total exports to China), followed by weaving machines (21%) and knitting machines (20%).

300 Italian companies (with 20,000 employees) produced machinery to the value of Euros 2400 million in 2007, paying the highest attention to the requests of the textile industry to propose new solutions of innovation, productivity, safety with the satisfaction of their clients.

ACIMIT estimates that about 100 of its member companies are involved in the production of machinery for technical textiles or nonwovens. This sector is observing a steadily growing turnover, accounting for 10% on the total turnover of Italian textile machinery industry.

The workshops in China are part of ACIMIT and Italian Institute for Foreign Trade promotional programme for the technical textiles and nonwovens sector, which in 2009 includes also a ‘Meeting Point Italia’ at Techtextil Frankfurt, a workshop in India for automotive textiles, a workshop in the Unites States and other activities focussed on the Brazilian market.

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